India & Russia to collaborate in scientific education & economic growth for Energy Efficiency

Mr. Alexander Povalko, Vice-Minister of Education and Science & Technology in the Government of Russian Federation called on Dr. Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, MoS in Prime Minister`s Office (PMO), Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Space and Atomic Energy,  and discussed various areas where India and Russia could collaborate for scientific education and economic growth. 

Dr. Jitendra Singh pointed out that five areas had been identified where India-Russia collaboration could prove effective and fruitful. These included Bio-Medical Sciences, Nuclear Power, Information & Technology, Energy Efficiency and Aerospace, he added. 

Dr. Jitendra Singh also referred to Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s “Make in India” programme and said that this will certainly attract friendly nations like Russia to explore the possibilities of cost effective manufacturing and export from India. 

The Russian Minister expressed his agreement with the suggestions put forth by his Indian counter-part and said that Russia would be happy to develop joint India-Russia Science & Technology centres and work for methods of technology transfer between the two countries. He also offered to invite Indian scholars to avail of the services of newly set up Skoltech University near Moscow. 

Training & Education | News published on 26/09/2014 by Moulin

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